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What is the easiest way to get wallpaper down?

It is coming off in places so I can't just paint over it.

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tazdvl

Asked by tazdvl at 3:16 AM on Jul. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • A blow dryer, the heat melts the glue and you can tear it away. You will need to do a lil scrapping but it helped us.
    DonnaPinitonya

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 3:22 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • You can also buy a wallpaper scorer (about $5 at Home Depot) and run it over the wallpaper to create holes. Then spray it with water and let it soak in for a few minutes. You can then scrape it off.
    JessWulf84

    Answer by JessWulf84 at 3:45 AM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • A good steam machine. The Shark Steam Cleaner works great.
    Funnybunnies

    Answer by Funnybunnies at 1:14 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Scorer from any hardware store (even Walmart often carries one) and a HOT water DOWNY solution as the downy breaks down the adhesive.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 3:46 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • lots and lots of water/moisture...if you can steam it off the better or just get a sponge and get it real wet so you can peal it off.
    Carey2006

    Answer by Carey2006 at 3:01 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

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